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"Two Cheese Bibliographies" by Mistress Alexandra Hartshorne, OL.


NOTE: See also the files: cheese-msg, Aged-Cheese-art, bag-cheeses-art, Cheese-Histry-art, cheesemaking-msg, Dairy-Prodcts-art, fresh-cheeses-msg.





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Two Cheese Bibliographies

by Mistress Alexandra Hartshorne, OL


Someone asked me about my research resources for the cheese making processes. Below is what I've used as part of the pentathlon documentation. There is more, but this should be enough of a start :)


Some I used more than others, but all are at least good starting points for further investigations.



Bibliography 1

Monday, 16 December 2013


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Asiago, Finica, accessed Sept 2013, http://www.finica.com/productsDetail.php?Asiago-56


Asiago, Wisconsin Cheese, accessed Aug 2013, http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/cheese/article.aspx?cid=4


Austin, T. (1888) Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books. Harleian MS. 279 & Harl. MS. 4016, with extracts from Ashmole MS. 1429, Laud MS. 553, & Douce MS 55, London: for The Early English Text Society by N. Trübner & Co, accessed Sept 2013, http://www.archive.org/stream/twofifteenthcent00aust/twofifteenthcent00aust_djvu.txt


Blackie, M. (1994) Farmhouse Cooking, HarperCollins, NSW.


Bogucki, P. I. (1984) Ceramic sieves of the Linear Pottery culture and their economic implications, Oxf. J. Archaeol. 3, 15–30.


Brien, A, Various, ChannelCheeseTV, accessed July 2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iDIuth93hE


Brand, L (2004) Lime, accessed June 2013, http://www.openairclassroom.org.uk/Further%20information/information-lime.pdf


Carroll, R. (2002) Home Cheese Making, Storey, USA.


Cato, MP and Varro, MT (100BC) Roman Farm Management - The Treatises of Cato and Varro, Project Gutenberg, accessed Sept 2013, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12140


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Cheese: True (gut) Rennet vs. Microbial and other types, Comment: cheesemaestro, accessed Sept 2013, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/881320


Cheeses, Rustic Cooking, accessed Aug 2013, http://www.rusticocooking.com/cheeses.htm


Cheesemaking, Ribe Viking Center, accessed Aug 2013, http://ribevikingecenter.dk/en/learn-more/food-cheese.aspx

Clarified Butter, Wikipedia, accessed Aug 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarified_butter


Copley M.S., Berstan R., Mukherjee, A.J., Dudd S.N., Straker V., Payne S. & Evershed R.R (2005) Dairying in antiquity: III - Evidence from absorbed lipid residues dating to the British Neolithic, Journal of Archaeological Science, 32: 523–546.


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Craig, O & Chapman, J & Figler, A & Patay, P & Taylor, G & Collins, M. (2003) 'Milk Jugs' and other Myths of the Copper Age of Central Europe, European Journal of Archaeology, vol 6(3): 251-265.


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Grant, M. (2008) Roman Cookery: Ancient Recipes for Modern Kitchens, Serif, London.


Haloumi, Cyrus Food and Drinks, accessed Sept 2013, http://www.cyprusfoodndrinks.com/cgibin/hweb?-A=301&;-V=b2b


Halloumi, Slow Food Foundation, accessed Sept 2013, http://www.slowfoodfoundation.com/ark/details/523/halloumi-


Halloumi, Wikipedia, accessed Aug 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloumi


Hard Cheese Recipe Booklet, Mad Millie, www.madmillie.com


Hayes, C. (2011) 'Galway butter find dates back to the Iron Age' Irish Central, accessed Sept 2013, http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Bog-Butter-find-believed-to-be-2500-years-old-121769889.html


Kindstedt, P. (2012) Cheese and Culture: A history of cheese and its place in western civilisation, Chelsea Green, USA.


Lorenzi, R. (2009) 3000 Year Old Butter Found in Ireland, NBCnews, accessed Aug 2013, http://www.nbcnews.com/id/32630695/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/-year-old-butter-discovered-ireland/#.Ue6iLqwpiHy


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Medieval Cheese, Blogspot, accessed April 2013, http://medievalcheese.blogspot.com.au/


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Mendelson, A. (2008) The Suprising Story of Milk Through the Ages, Alfred A Knopf, New York.


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Outram, A & Stear, N & Bendrey, R & Olsen, S & Kasparov, A & Zaibert, V & Thorpe, N & Evershead, R, (2009) The Earliest Horse Harnessing and Milking, Science Magazine, vol 323, P1332-1335.


Quicklime, Wikihow, accessed Aug 2013, http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Quicklime


Scappi, B., Opera : (dell' arte del cucinare). Reprint. First published: Opera di M. Bartolomeo Scappi. Venice, 1570. 1981, Bologna: Arnaldo Forni. [20], 436 leaves [ca. 888 p.], [28] p. of plates. translated by  Louise Smithson, (Helewyse de Birkestad) February 2011, accessed July 2013, http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/scacooksitalian/message/289


Swaminathan, N (2012) A Pre-historic Cocktail Party, Archaeological Institute of America, accessed March 2013, www.archaeology.org


Theophilus P.;Hendrie R. (1847) An essay upon various arts, in three books, John Murray, London

http://archive.org/details/theophiliquietr01hendgoog accessed May 2013


Thistle Rennet Cheese, Culture Cheese Mag, accessed Sept 2013, http://www.culturecheesemag.com/style/spring_2010/thistle_rennet_cheese


Various, Cheese.com, accessed Aug 2013, http://www.cheese.com/


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Waxing the Round, Essential Stuff, accessed Aug 2013, http://essentialstuff.org/index.php/2011/06/06/Cat/cheese-making-waxing-the-round/



Bibliography 2

Thursday, 8 January 2015


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Brick, G.A. (2003) The University Farm Experimental Cave and St.Paul as the Blue Cheese Capital of the World, Ramsey County History, vol 38, no. 3, P4-10.


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